The Lagos State Government has promised to pay the new minimum wage to all tertiary institutions in the state from October 2020.
It revealed this after a meeting with executives of protesting unions on Tuesday.
Some unions in the state’s owned tertiary institutions protested against resumption of academic activities on Monday as they had not been paid increments promised by the state.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had pledged to commence payment of the new minimum wage/consequential adjustments to the tertiary institution workers.
“Following a meeting of relevant stakeholders on the agitations for the implementation of the new minimum wage held on Tuesday 15, 2020, it is hereby notified that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has affirmed the state government’s commitment to paying the new minimum wage/consequential adjustments to all staff of all state-owned tertiary institutions with effect from October, 2020.
“Government therefore expects that normalcy is sustained as we collectively strive to ensure a guaranteed future for our students and the institutions,” the statement read in part.